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Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Migrating FLEXIcontent 1.5 on J1.5 to FLEXIcontent 2.0 on J2.5

Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby TheSoMeEx » Thu 2 Feb 2012 23:09

Great! Thanks! *smiles*

I was sad when it got behind there for a while.
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby agnesch » Thu 9 Feb 2012 10:28

Hello all,

I'm just adding to this thread because I need to update the website for my small business and my boss would like to know when this will be possible.

As I already have the website with Flexicontent 1.5.4. (on Joomla 1.5.23), I'm basically waiting only for the update of Flexicontent for Joomla 2.5 to start the migration.

Could you please tell me if you have a precise date when the new version will be available?
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby micker » Thu 9 Feb 2012 13:34

actualy not we work to finisher 1.5.6 and 2.0 and after we plan migration ... no date
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby tonnick » Tue 28 Feb 2012 13:32

Do you have any date at least for flexicontent to be reday for joomla 2.5 ? maybe we can begin to prepare new web based on 2.5 and once the migration ready, we'll migrate data from 1.5 to 2.5
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby TheSoMeEx » Tue 28 Feb 2012 13:44

Honestly, I LOVE flexicontent, but it worries me that it is so far behind the development cycle.

The lack of response and slowness is why I haven't used it in many projects lately and why I actually defected back to K2 for a project of my own, where I had hoped to use FC.

It doesn't build confidence that FC is still not 2.5 ready, and makes me feel like developing with it will end up leaving me stuck eventually.

It's too bad. I think it's the most logical and flexible option available.
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby ggppdk » Tue 28 Feb 2012 16:29

mmm, FLEXIcontent is more feature rich and flexible than K2, which is great component too, although K2 has much more 3rd addons than FLEXIcontent.

We have given more time to improving existing features/performance and adding new features to FC mainly because we use it for our projects,
rather than working on J1.7/J2.5 version (which believe me we spent countless hours on it too)

For example the ultra powerful alpha-index:
http://www.flexicontent.org/documentati ... index.html

OR the new very powerful universal flexicontent module ... now features improved styling, mores powerful SCOPEs, Applying Configuration per category !!!, support for listing recent added favourites and other ...

OR the vastly improved category view in performance and features with support for full-page joomla caching

Enhancements in fields like in select field that allows us to Create automatic linking to joomla contact Form
http://www.flexicontent.org/documentati ... -form.html

OR The new improved directory view

OR support for creating Author views (now added to J1.7/J2.5 version too) and support of MY items

FOR J2.5 the ACL enhancements go much further than just the standard core.* ACTIONs, will add more in FC v2.1 too.

many other enhancements ... i cannot write now

WHAT IS BAD is that we donot yet have the final version of v1.5.6 for J1.5 and for J2.5

But this week we are testing for final version of v1.5.6/v2.0 , start of next week we have a final version ... even if it has a few bugs

Also we need more FAQ articles so that user will know more of the potential of old and new features of FLEXIcontent.

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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby TheSoMeEx » Tue 28 Feb 2012 16:53

Iunderstand. I have said I PREFER FC to K2. A LOT.

Thing is, people like me who develop 2-3 new Joomla sites each month need things to stay on track with new versions.

As of now, I cannot develop a single new site with the benefits of 2.5 and FC.

That's a fact of life. Another fact of life is that when I start using something, I invest in it, with custom code and add-ons.

At that point, it's fiscally responsible to continue using it, even if another program MIGHT be better in the future.

Not to mention the time getting familiar with products for each upgrade.

I understand wanting to improve the versions YOUR sites are on, but to let your component lag behind others in moving towards the future is, to me, short-sighted.

I want to use FC. I prefer it. I would use it over everything else, all the time. Except I can't. It's not ready, and I have deadlines.
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby kenmcd » Tue 28 Feb 2012 18:28

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@TheSoMeEx,

While I can understand your frustration, you are complaining to the wrong people.

The FLEXIcontent project had gone basically dormant.
The founder and lead developer has had some life changes and is now only minimally involved in the day-to-day development and this website.
Development on FLEXIcontent had stopped dead.

FLEXIcontent development has been revived almost single-handedly by Georgios (ggppdk) with some help from Suriya (enjoyman).
A HUGE amount of work has been done.
Many, many bugs have been fixed.
And many, many new features have been added.
Most of this is being done by one person.

Development has not "kept pace" because the project was basically dead.
I also originally got involved with the project because it had such great promise.
And drifted away as the development stalled.
Now I am back, and very hopeful for the future.

Development is making great progress now.
We only recently got more access to both the forum and the website, so we are making progress there also.
There have been more changes and improvements to the forum and website in the last couple months then there have been in the last year or two.

So, please have a little bit more patience.
And a bit more understanding.
I too had great plans for websites based on the original plans or roadmap for FLEXIcontent development.
Other options had to be found when development stalled.

The project has a lot of catching-up to do.
The initial project momentum was unfortunately lost.
It is going to take time to regain some of that mind-share and momentum.

It is free, open source, and incredible.
Progress is now being made on a fairly consistent basis.
Please stay tuned, but be patient.


About Joomla 2.5:
Joomla 2.5 is currently like Joomla 1.5 was at the beginning.
It is going to be awhile before is it anywhere near what could be called stable.
Joomla 1.5.9 was about where it finally settled down to "stable."
This whole thing of no longer supporting J1.5 without a reasonable transition window or timeframe is just dumb . . . and is going to be an ongoing mess.
I would not be rushing to upgrade or build new websites on J2.5.
If you do, expect issues and delays.
For many the real world tipping point has not yet been reached.

And it is going to be awhile before FLEXIcontent 2.0 on J2.5 is going to be getting all the development attention.
Just a basic hours-in-the-day analysis tells us this is going take some time.
Please keep this in mind when deciding how to meet your current deadlines.


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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby tonnick » Tue 28 Feb 2012 19:15

Hi Ken,

Thx a lot for this honest explanation. I totally agree that joomla team made a crap job passing from joomla 1.5 to 2.5 in few monthes. I'm using joomfish too, and it seems that they are totally stuck with transition issue too.

I really hope that you'll find all the resources needed as flexicontent is offering a real plus to joomla.

But on other hand, joomla 2.5 is quite stable, and as you, we have users, and we need to do migrations asap. We cannot just "wait and see".

For me, I'll try to wait for you guys, but keep in mind that without joomla 2.5 compatible version, you are totally blocking any migration/new project. And this is a real handicap.

thx for your understanding and hoping having news from you asap. great job anyway !
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Re: Migration roadmap, from J!1.5 to J!2.5

Postby ggppdk » Tue 28 Feb 2012 19:33

mmm, i can understand the benefits of J2.5, but my next sites will still be on J1.5 for some time to come.

All the work i have put on release J2.5 version was not for my sites.

Anyway, i behind on my personal projects to reach FC v2.0 to a level to have the features of v1.5.6 and to have fixed 99% of bugs (we still have to do more testing on J2.5) and if final version does not happen at end of this week, it will be on next week.

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